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National Key Deer Refuge, Big Pine Key
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The National Key Deer Refuge is a 8542acre National Wildlife Refuge located on Big Pine Key and No Name Key in the Florida Keys in Monroe County, Florida.The refuge is home to the endangered Key Deer, a subspecies of the White-tailed deer that is endemic to the Florida Keys and has a current population of around 800 animals. 21 other threatened and endangered species of plants and animals are also found on the refuge, which includes 2400acre of upland forests, 5100acre of wetlands, and 1050acre of marsh. 2278acre of the refuge have been designated as a wilderness area.Crocodile Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Great White Heron NWR, and Key West NWR are administered by the National Key Deer Refuge.
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  • We took the wrong Road looking for the information centre and had already seen three Key deer, one male, before turning around to get back to the centre. We then drove the correct way and spotted one ...  more »
  • We stopped on our way from Miami to Key West hoping to see Key Deer, but no such luck. It was early afternoon and a person there said early or late in day is better. We visited the blue pond in hopes ...  more »
  • These small deer are relatively easy to see in the Big Pine Key area, especially on the roads down towards No Name Key. Indeed, you regularly see them wandering around people's gardens; usually alone ...  more »